Democrats have released their proposal for new Illinois House districts that would make political life harder for Republicans.
The map was made public Friday afternoon. Democrats plan a hearing on Sunday where more detail may be available and critics can air their concerns.
The proposal throws some Republicans into the same districts.
Others would lose territory that could be used to help elect Democrats.
Reporting from Illinois Public Radio's Amanda Vinicky used in this report.
Legislators have given their equivalent of an "A" to an education measure heralded as landmark. After heavy negotiations, it's on its way to the governor's desk.
Names of people authorized to own guns would be declared secret under legislation approved by the Illinois House.
The state police would be barred from releasing information on people who have Firearm Owner Identification cards.
The House approved the bill 98-12 Friday. It now heads to the Senate.
The attorney general ruled last month that the list of people with FOID cards must be released under the state Freedom of Information Act.
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn's proposed budget is virtually ignored in the Illinois House leaders' bipartisan plan.
Saving money by consolidating school districts and revisions to the tax code. These were highlights of the governor's budget plan.
But they may be doomed. Speaker Mike Madigan dismissed them.
"I have no comment on them, I just don't plan to pursue them," Madigan said.
UPDATE Jan. 6, 2011 6:47 p.m. : Via the Associated Press, The Illinois House, reversing an earlier tally, has voted 60-54 to repeal the death penalty. The bill now goes to the Illinois Senate.
A decades-long effort to abolish the death penalty in Illinois has fallen one vote shy of House approval.
House members voted 59-58 Thursday on abolition. The bill needed 60 votes for approval.
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